My question, Facebook likes constantly changing, was closed because it was ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form:

I rewrote the question with that in mind, and it was closed as being a 'Possible Duplicate'

But the question it's a duplicate of cannot be answered because it's closed.

Is there somebody kind enough to open it?

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    Even though the other question is closed, you can still edit it. You should do that and request it to be re-opened rather than creating a new question.
    – ale
    Aug 1, 2011 at 15:25
  • Thanks, Al. I did that, and I in the 'reason for edit' field I made a request that the thread be re-opened -- is that the correct place to request it's reopened?
    – John
    Aug 1, 2011 at 17:06
  • Users can vote to re-open questions. You would be well-served to leave a comment on the question that you've made edits. There's not always a lot of momentum for re-open votes, so if you're not getting any traction that way you can flag the question for a Moderator.
    – ale
    Aug 1, 2011 at 17:08

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The new question wasn't sufficiently different from the original.

You should have edited/rewritten your original question and flagged that for moderator attention. We would have reviewed the edits and decided whether it was a better question. If it was it would have been reopened.

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